Thu, 12 Sept|
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead
Melanie Dimmitt on Special
Join us for the launch of journalist Melanie Dimmitt's 'Special', an uplifting guidebook to soothe and surprise those in the early stages of navigating a child’s disability. The night will feature a panel discussion with Melanie, Jaynie Johnson & Joanna Avramides, hosted by author Amy Molloy!
Time & Location
12 Sept 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia
About The Event
Join us for the launch of prominent journalist Melanie Dimmitt's 'Special', an uplifting guidebook to soothe and surprise those in the early stages of navigating a child’s disability.
This rather special event will also feature a panel discussion with Melanie, Jaynie Johnson & Joanna Avramides, hosted by journalist and author Amy Molloy.
About the Book
Most of us expect to meander through the motions of love, marriage and (textbook) baby in the carriage, but once in a while life has something a little more special in store.
Special is an uplifting, candid companion for those in the early stages of navigating a child’s disability, offering honest, reassuring and relatable insight into a largely unknown (and so, initially terrifying) part of our world.
It features antidotes to the obsessions at the forefront of a newly minted special-needs parent’s mind: Why has this happened to me? Will I ever stop comparing my child to typical children? How will my relationship survive? Will I be able to work again? Should I have another baby? And the big one: What will my future look like?
Inspired by the author’s own crash-landing into special-needs parenthood, and shaped by her conversations with parents of children with wide-ranging disabilities, alongside specialists, psychologists and researchers, Special shares stories, guidance and simple coping strategies to soothe and surprise anyone whose life has taken an unexpected turn.
About the Author
Melanie Dimmitt is an Australian journalist who has written for publications including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Collective Hub magazine, Broadsheet, The Tot and Mama Disrupt magazine, and has created content for Smack Bang Designs and You & Co Media.
A Perth native, who has also lived in Melbourne and London, Melanie currently lives in Sydney with her partner and two young children.
Event Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the event, plus a pre-ordered copy of Special.